Our client was applying to develop a new solar farm on an agricultural site of approx. 7ha. The application involved installing an array of photo voltaic panels, transformation enclosures and other associated infrastructure including cabling and security fencing. The Environment Agency had objected to the development and our client needed to find a solution. The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) requires all sites over 1ha involved in planning applications to have a Flood Risk Assessment.
After receiving the FRA from Ambiental, the Environment Agency removed their objections and planning approval was secured.